D.K. Harrell - The Right Man D.K. Harrell has an outsized and penetrating presence. It is immediately evident when he hits the bandstand. His voice is custom-built for the blues, and his fingers work the guitar like someone who has spent decades honing his skills. The fluid nature [...]
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Maurice Tani - All In! El Cerrito, Calif. – Monday, March 28, 2022 – After a solid life as a working pro in large, touring dance bands, preceded by a long stint in the indie rock world with Flamin’ Groovies front man Roy Loney, Maurice Tani wanted to play his [...]
Silent Partners -- Tony Coleman (drums/vocals), Russell Jackson (bass/vocals) and Jonathan Ellison (guitar/vocals) -- boast more than a century’s worth of experience playing the blues. Their individual resumes include stints with B.B. King, Albert King, Bobby Blue Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Otis Clay, Denise LaSalle, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and a host of other blues heavyweights. But Changing Times on Little Village [...]
Silent Partners - Changing Times As natural as a steady pulse, Silent Partners make their debut on the Little Village label with Changing Times, a 10-song collection of blues that never misses a beat. Members Tony Coleman (drums and vocals), Russell Jackson (bass) and Jonathan Ellison (guitar [...]
Phantom Blues Band - Blues for Breakfast For all his considerable musical talents Taj Mahal has always been shrewd. And smart. In the early 1990s he knew he’d assembled something special in his backing band. He dubbed his secret weapon the Phantom Blues Band. After helping Taj [...]
Diunna Greenleaf - I Ain't Playin' You might want to put on your hat and slicker, because Houston blues singer Diunna Greenleaf’s I Ain’t Playin’ is about to rain down on you like a gushing Texas oil well. Her new Little Village album (Release date: May 20, 2022) captures a [...]
Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov - The Lenoir Investigation Rome Yamilov & Henry Kaiser's new release The Lenoir Investigation may well turn out to be the archetypal Little Village (LV) release, a beautiful mélange of brilliant, crosscultural playing grounded in a profound respect for musical tradition seasoned with a diabolically creative dash [...]
Mighty Mike Schermer - Just Gettin' Good The opening title cut of Mighty Mike Schermer’s 8th solo album and Little Village recording debut describes the 55-year-old guitarist/singer/songwriter’s musical journey perfectly. “It ain’t gettin’ old, it’s just gettin’ good!” Recorded throughout the pandemic at Greaseland in San Jose, [...]